Recently nominations for the most prestigious awards in online gambling industry have been announced. The sixth casino EGR Awards will take place at The Artillery Garden at the HAC in central London on November 24. Nominees have not so much time to prove that exactly they deserve highly valuable prizes. It’s one of the most prestigious events for online casino operators, which firstly took place in 2005. Since that time the EGR Award has become a sign of high level of online casino gaming.
The EGR Awards covers many aspects of playing at online casinos, and thus has several nominations. This year certain operators are involved into several categories simultaneously and have good chances to get several awards at a one time. A leader is 888.com, which has 12 nominations. Then goes William Hill online with 11 categories, PartyGaming with 9 nominations and Betfair with seven nominations. Award holders will be chosen at first by online judging, and only later judges will gather to discuss the relevance of made decision.
This year e-Gaming Review online magazine added a new category to traditional ones. A newly introduced category is socially networking operator. There such aspects will be evaluated as cooperation with social networks and work with people. Two main contenders are BetFair and PartyGaming. There is another similar category, which goes beyond just e-gaming, what is socially responsible operator of the year. And again the first place is awarded to treatment of clients. Last year Betsson was a winner, and this year such operators as Ladbrokes (Microgaming) and Virgin Casino (WagerWorks) claim for getting the award.
Some of the platforms like K7bola offer several kinds of awards. They provide free bonuses, deposit bonuses, and even no deposit bonuses to the players. The players will have to be alert when they avail of the bonus so that they can have good chances of winning the game.
There are also four categories specially for affiliates, such as gaming community site of the year, gaming review site of the year, gaming comparison site of the year and innovative gaming site of the year. However, such nominations have still not been announced. The EGR declares that it will happen on October, 26.
There is an award for the best slots operator, as slot machines are the most popular game at online casinos and a driving force of the industry. 888.com, Genting Alderney, PartyGaming, Unibet and William Hill Online are main contenders for this award.
But definitely the most prestigious awards are a casino operator of the year and an operator of the year. This time main challengers for casino operator are Bet365, 888.com, William Hill Online, PartyGaming and 32Red, which is of special interest. This operator powered by Microgaming has recently got the Casinomeister Casino of the Decade award, what is rather popular as well. Last year 888.com was the winner. As for operator, there last year’s winner was Bwin. This year it is not even included into a list of nominees, what again proves constant and irreversible changes in the sphere of online gambling. The operators nominated are 888.com, Bet365, Betfair, Betsson, Gamesys, PartyGaming, Unibet and William Hill Online.